Finance & the Economy

Mobility 2030: A Sixth Estate Spotlight

Thanks to electric cars, autonomous vehicles, and the rise in services like ride-sharing, there is a potential to add USD$10 trillion to USD$22 trillion annually to the global transit market by 2030. Sixth Estate’s Spotlight sat down with industry leaders to discuss what the future of human mobility might look like, and how we’ll get there.

Chasing Answers on Housing in Canada

Following the Before the Bell edition on housing in Canada, For Whom the (Door) Bell Tolls,Sixth Estate editors asked panelists to respond to the most voted on unanswered questions from the show. Questions were posed to the Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos MP and minister for families, children and social services, Kevin Lee (KL) chief executive officer,

National Housing: For Whom the (Door) Bell Tolls

As the October federal election approaches, housing affordability is shifting from a concern to a ballot question among voters. Before the Bell gathered a panel of stakeholders and government officials to examine whether there is a housing crisis brewing in Canada

OPINION | More Needs To Be Done to Unlock the Door To Homeownership – Fast!

Canadians need more effective policy measures to stem the growing housing affordability crisis across the country and unlock the door to homeownership, right now.  At risk is the financial future of hundreds of thousands of younger and new Canadians who are working hard to become homeowners and join the middle-class.  Equally at risk are the

Infrastructure: A Look at ICT

While many people think of roads, bridges and sewers when they think of infrastructure, the Canadian economy is increasingly reliant on digital infrastructure, which includes information and communications technology (ICT). Before the Bell hosted industry and government stakeholders to discuss Canada’s ICT needs.

Before the Bell Announces Speaker Lineup for its edition on Infrastructure: A Look at ICT

Minister of Rural Economic Development Hon. Bernadette Jordan MP headlines discussion about Canada’s ICT Infrastructure on Before the Bell this Thursday, April 11 at the National Arts Centre.

Temperature Check: Canada’s Investment Climate

Canada’s status as a destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) has been bouncing back after a two-year slump caused by the oil price slump and doubts about the future of NAFTA. Before the Bell assembled a panel of business, academic and government stakeholders to examine what needs to be done to keep Canada’s investment climate competitive.

Canada’s Transportation Infrastructure: a Backbone to the Economy

Transportation infrastructure is a crucial backbone to the Canadian economy, moving people and goods to market. While Canadians don’t tend to prioritize it as a policy issue beyond wanting increased investment, they depend on it to get to work, fly across the country and access consumer goods from around the world. Before the Bell heard from a panel of stakeholders about the challenges in the sector and what needs to happen to move it forward.

Before the Bell Announces Guests on Transportation Infrastructure Show

Before the Bell, with host Catherine Clark, announces its guest lineup for the Transportation Infrastructure show. The show is on February 21 at 8:00 am at the National Arts Centre.

Before the Bell talks Climate Change and the Environment

With some 90 percent of Canadians hopeful that a scientific or technological breakthrough will accelerate progress on the fight against climate change, and 87 percent hopeful about the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, Before the Bell assembled a group of experts to discuss the impact of climate change on Canadians and our economy, and whether our current public policy can sufficiently address those expectations.